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CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “The Lowlife Chronicles 1984-1988” digipack CD/DVD and ATTOMICA “s/t” gatefold LP: preorders start NOW!!

Spring at FOAD Records kicks in with a lethal overdose of bludgeoning THRASH!! Our legacy and friendship with California’s pioneers of speed obsessed Thrash-core CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER never ends, so here’s the longly awaited official “Lowlife Chronicles” DVD (2 hours history!) enriched with a devastating 31 song CD full of the fastest and sickest Hardcore Thrash from their best years!! And to ensure that you won’t wake up sane after this cyclone we also added to the massacre a Brazilian Thrash classic: ATTOMICA‘s self titled debut LP (1987) for the first time back on vinyl after almost 3 decades, with the proper FOAD/Toxic Basement sound treatment and a solid gatefold sleeve! So fasten your safety belts: CRYPTIC SLAUGHTERThe Lowlife Chronicles 1984-1988” Digipack CD/DVD and ATTOMICAs/t” Gatefold LP are up for preorders!!! The official release date is March 20th and as usual we recommend to act fast with ATTOMICA‘s limited colored vinyl version, as it’s expected to disappear at the speed of light!

More in detail about each release:

– CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “The Lowlife Chronicles 1984-1988” Digipack CD/DVD (F.O.A.D. 118)

The definitive Cryptic Slaughter release on FOAD Records! This project has been years in the making to reach the best possible result. A nearly 2 hours DVD tracing the band’s history from 1984 till the “Stream Of Consciousness” era in 1988. Includes tons of live footage and exclusive interviews with band members and other musicians (MUNICIPAL WASTE, REPULSION, HATEBREED, FEAR FACTORY, HIRAX etc..etc…). And there’s more… a CD full of rarities (rehearsals, outtakes etc) and soundboard live material selected from 9 different shows 1985-1988, ranging from the early “Life in grave” times to the “Convicted” and “Money Talks” sets.

31 SONGS of the fastest and most influential US Hardcore / Thrash ever conceived! Housed in a 8-panel digipack including 2 booklets packed with rare photos, flyers and original artworks. As we always say: if you’re into any kind of fast music be it Thrash, Hardcore, Grind or Power Violence, you are M.A.D. if you miss any Cryptic Slaughter release!

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– ATTOMICA “s/t” Gatefold LP (F.O.A.D. 119)

Another South American Thrash milestone on FOAD Records! 1987… among the hordes of death-thrashing maniacs raising from the blood soaked Brazilian underground, ATTOMICA from the São Paulo area sinks its teeth and claws in first with their “Children’s Assassin” Demo (1986) and then with the ultra-crude self titled debut that still now is considered by many their most classic release. This is some of rawest and most aggressive death tinged Thrash Metal you can think of. A solid collision of caustic neck-breaking riffs, fast ‘n’ tight drumming at occasion speeding up to blast beat levels and some merciless screaming vocals reminescent of early Kreator, giving to the whole thing an utter feeling of cruelty and malignancy.

Despite the many CD reissues, this classic full length hasn’t been reissued on vinyl since the original first press on Equinox (1988), so nearly 30 years! And most important, this new edition on special 160 grams vinyl is with no doubt the best sounding one you can find around, as it has been specially mastered from an uncompressed 1st generation source that unlike the ultra-“squashed” remastered CD versions gives a lot of range and dynamics to the warmness of the original production. Housed in a thick gatefold sleeve enriched with rare and unreleased photos from the band’s early times. If you’re like us an insane fanatic of Brazil’s Death/Thrash golden era (Mutilator, Holocausto, Chakal, Vulcano, Dorsal Atlantica, early Sepultura and tons more) this LP should be a mandatory addition to your collection!

Die-hard orange vinyl limited to 100 copies

Regular black vinyl

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